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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163642557588 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. CLOSEOUT SALE - PRICE REDUCED FROM - $8,599.99 - GREAT VALUE Title: Antique Bronze Meditating Lao Sakyamuni Buddha, Laotian art. Temple Relic. Early 18th C. Laotian Style Art with Mon Dvaravati Influence. Overview: This particular bronze image is of a rare and sacred Laotian Meditating Temple Buddha, considered to be one of the earlier eighteenth century representations of the Buddha, portrayed seated on an elevated plinth, in the subduing Mara position, and with the head covered in hair curls and domed ushnisha only. A technique very interesting, as it demonstrates the influence of Mon Dvaravati schools of sculpture, which started to emerge from previous styles, and spread throughout surrounding countries. Image Details: The image of Buddha is depicted seated cross-legged in meditation with the left hand resting palm-open on his lap, while the right hand forms the 'Maravijaya' mudra, or the gesture of subduing Mara. The Buddha is portrayed with a downcast expression, the face is serene, with well defined features, wearing a monastic garment which appears diagonally covering the left shoulder, with a wide end fold draped to his mid section. The head is covered in tightly curled hair rising to a hemispherical 'Ushnisha', rounded at the top. Other features - pierced eyes, smiling mouth, small band separates the forehead from the hairline, long hands with fingers of equal length, elongated earlobes, and well-carved feet and toes. The entirety is supported by a Lao style elaborately tall single level pedestal without ornamentation.xxxx Cast in bronze (copper) with approximate 2% tin, giving the sculpture the reddish hue. The naturally aged surface is covered in a somewhat of a multi tone patina, with green malachite oxidation developing throughout, from years of exposure to the environmental conditions in which it was maintained. NOTE: VERY THICK CASTING - EXTREMELY HEAVY PIECE FOR ITS SIZE. Data Observation: Extremely Heavy. Excellent condition, with only minor imperfections. The core within the bronze is completely intact, consisting of a tempered sandy-clay. The bronze is extremely heavy for its size, with the alloy being thick within the sculptures body. The figure remains in its original state as acquire with no condition issues. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $9,500.00 - $12,000.00(USD). Dimensions: Height: 16.5 inches (41.91cm). THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED BY INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Registered Airmail (3-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (4-5 weeks) depending on container size and weight. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees Taxes and related unforeseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Shipping Calculations: Cost of shipping is determined by the weight of the packaged item, plus the cost of the packing supplies, plus the registration & export license fees (applicable on all religious artifacts). Please keep in mind that Ebay and Paypal take a combined commission fee of almost 15 percent, automatically deducted from the shipping charges, which we have offset in the shipping total. We do not profit on shipping fees and do our best to arrive at the most accurate and fair price for all parties involved. NOTE: Being a religious artifact, a permit will need to be obtained from the Archaeological Department of Fine Arts, certifying this article is allowed to leave the country of Thailand. Expect a one week delay in shipping. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 14 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifying that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. (c) SIAMGALLERYCO - All Rights Reserved. COPYING THIS PAGE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS IS FRAUDULENT AND VIOLATES EBAY POLICY AND WILL BE REPORTED. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Please view additional photo, object details, shipping, and terms in the description page below., Type: Statue; Lao Buddha, Temple Relic, Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: Early 18th C., Primary Material: Bronze Cast, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Bronze

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